Popular kiosk given an extension on its lease

Marianne Di Meo, Norma Redfearn and Luciano Di Meo at the Watts Slope kiosk.
Marianne Di Meo, Norma Redfearn and Luciano Di Meo at the Watts Slope kiosk.

A temporary snack stop due to close on Whitley Bay’s seafront will remain open until the end of the month.

Due to the popularity of the kiosk on Watts Slope, its lease has now been extended until at least the end of October.
The kiosk is currently operated by the Di Meo family, who also run the Di Meo Delaval ice cream parlour and pizzeria in Marine Avenue.

Luciano Di Meo, who runs the business, said: “The kiosk has been a real hit with people and we’ve been delighted by the feedback from our customers.

“It is great news that our lease has been extended, and we’re looking forward to serving our customers for as long as we can.”

Elected Mayor for North Tyneside, Norma Redfearn, added: “It’s great to know that the Watts Slope kiosk has been so popular with residents and visitors. We’ve had some great successes in Whitley Bay this summer, and we’re looking forward to delivering even more developments for Whitley Bay over the coming months as part of our ongoing Seafront Master Plan.”

The Watts Slope kiosk was installed on a short-term basis at the start of the summer season, as part of ongoing work to improve Whitley Bay for residents and visitors.

The Watts Slope area was temporarily landscaped to provide a setting for the kiosk, and once the kiosk is removed, further developments will see more work to develop Watts Slope into a gateway to the Northern Promenade and coastline, improving access for walkers, runners and cyclists.